Britain Shouldn’t Put Its Money on a Post-Brexit Rapprochement With Africa
Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.
Chinese Belt and Road Investment Isn’t All Bad—or Good
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
Meet Today’s Masters of the Universe
“The World for Sale” peels back the cover on the secretive—and sometimes shady—people who make the modern world go around.
U.S.-Iran Talks Will Falter Unless Abdolnaser Hemmati Is at the Table
Unwinding sanctions will be central to reviving the nuclear deal. If the Biden administration wants a lasting solution, it must involve Iran’s central bank governor.
America Needs a Supercharged Space Program
It could build entire industries, create new jobs, green the economy—and unite the country behind a common purpose.
Why Western Companies Should Leave China
Consumers will punish brands that rely on forced Uighur labor. While abandoning the Chinese market might hit profits, it will bolster reputations.
America’s Supply Chains Are Foreign Policy Now
Why the push to bring home manufacturing won’t work—and what Biden should do instead.
Biden’s Trade Plans Will Boost China’s Power in Asia
Supporting the middle class at home and reasserting leadership abroad may be mutually exclusive, especially in Asia.
Biden Should Finish Trump’s One Good Trade Idea
The president can corner China by bringing one of his predecessor’s foreign-policy initiatives to completion.
The Long Road to Free Trade in Nigeria—and Beyond
The African Continental Free Trade Area is already running up against the hard realities of the continent’s endemic trade barriers.
Why Everyone Likes Katherine Tai
Biden’s nominee to be U.S. trade representative is admired on both sides of the aisle, but she faces some of the toughest conditions ever when it comes to winning over the rest of the world.
Britain’s Been Hammered by Brexit, but It Got the Vaccine Right
The positive contrast with the European Union’s COVID-19 vaccine debacle has masked a rocky exit from Europe.
Why France Has a Much Better India Strategy Than America
France’s state-centered development model is a natural fit for the Indo-Pacific.
Biden Should Dump the Trump Playbook on Trade With China
Washington should get back in the trade game and use it as leverage against Beijing.
Europe Is Getting Closer to China, But Biden Can Pull It Back
In negotiations with Beijing over a new investment treaty, Brussels has asserted its autonomy from Washington. A human rights focus could repair the transatlantic rift.
Trade Can Drive a Revived U.S. Strategy in Asia
After years of neglect under Trump, the region needs fresh attention from Biden.
How to Restore U.S. Credibility in Africa
By standing up for democracy and free trade, the United States can outflank China and Russia, its authoritarian rivals on the continent.
We’re All Brexiteers Now
A look at Swiss politics shows that Euroskepticism is in the United Kingdom to stay.